Innovation + Design Awards’ Meet the Designers reception is April 20

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 20, for the International Society of Furniture Designers Innovation + Design 2023 Meet the Designers market reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Art Gallery at Congdon Yards, 400 W. English Road in High Point. This event, with complimentary food and drinks, will recognize the winners of the designer/maker juried Innovation + Design Awards. The exhibit and event are free to everyone attending the High Point Market.


The Innovation + Design competition and exhibition is a juried, furniture industry-sponsored event intended for professional designer/makers and the next generation of serious woodworking students who are anticipating a career in the custom wood and related home furnishings industries. Professional and student finalists will receive a certificate of merit and will be entered into the designer/maker category of ISFD’s 2023 Pinnacle Awards.

Innovation + Design category winners will receive $250. Best of show winners will receive $1,000, along with five hours of Congdon Yards Generator time. The Innovation + Design exhibit will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22-25.

ISFD wishes to thank the Innovation + Design 2023 sponsors High Point Market Authority (gold level) and International Market Centers (bronze level), along with partners Furniture TodayIFDA,  The Art Gallery at Congdon Yards and The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation.

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